Industrial and milk producers have denounced that there is a growing presence in the region of products which are described as dairy but which do not contain milk nor comply with health regulations.
Ranchers, farmers and representatives of industrial companies reported the matter to the Panamanian Food Safety Authority (Aupsa), arguing that "... in the local market food products such as ice cream and cheeses can be seen, which instead of having dairy components, are processed with other raw material and substitutes that are not permitted by Panamanian health and import regulations.
The National Cattlemen's Association is negotiating sending a shipment every three months of 1,500 high genetic quality cattle to the South American country.
In January, the National Cattlemen's Association (Anagan) sent a proposal to the directors of Agrobanco of Peru to negotiate the sale of cattle to farms in Panama. Anagan's deal involves sending 1,500 cattle of high genetic quality every three months to the South American nation.
This year Panama will stop the export of 1580 tons of beef to the European Union for failing to meet the requirement of implementing livestock traceability.
One requirement for Panama to export meat through the Treaty of the European Union with Central America, is for the country to have a traceability system, however, the project is being held up in Congress. Without implementation, the country will not get the certification required by the European market.
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